Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef and a delegation from the Shomron Regional Council visited Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus late Sunday night to inspect the compound after it was severely damaged by Palestinian rioters who set fire to the site on Friday.
“‘The nations came and desecrated your sanctuary’,” said Yosef, citing a verse from the Book Psalms.
“What was done here was quite simply the work of ISIS,” he continued. “The heart cannot grasp the evil. What kind of people destroy a holy site in this way? Us, the Jewish people, protect their holy sites, their mosques, and they, without shame, treat this holy site [Joseph’s Tomb] in this manner.”